Life in prison is a nightmare for those who commit crimes. Imagine what it’s like for those who are in prison for a crime they did not commit.
The North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence, which coordinates the Innocence Projects® at several North Carolina law schools, is dedicated to investigating post-conviction claims of actual innocence asserted by unrepresented North Carolina inmates. The Center is part of the Innocence Network.
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State v. Willie Grimes: Obtaining Freedom Through the Innocence Inquiry Process
Willie Grimes spent nearly a quarter of a century in prison for a crime he did not commit. Fingerprints taken from a banana that was touched by the actual perpetrator were discovered in 2011 and provided the proof of Willie's innocence needed to overturn his conviction.
Larry Lamb is Released After His Conviction is Overturned
A North Carolina man says he's excited about being released after spending 20 years behind bars for a homicide he didn't commit. After a two-day evidentiary hearing, the Court concluded that the primary witness against Lamb had given false testimony. He was released on August 13, 2013.